A man suspected of sexually assaulting and choking a woman in Brookline, Massachusetts last week, was ordered held without bail Wednesday after he was found dangerous by a judge.
Mainor Suazo-Martinez, 20, who was hidden during his arraignment at Brookline District Court, was charged with assault with intent to rape, strangulation and kidnapping.
Suazo-Martinez was arrested early Saturday after he allegedly pulled a woman into an alley near Thorndike Street and sexually assaulted her.
Prosecutors also stated in court that they believe Suazo-Martinez is a predator after learning he was wanted for child rape in Brighton. The Boston police report on that case has since been impounded, but prosecutors said the girl he is accused of raping is only 11 and it happened a month before the alleged assault in Brookline.
According to Brookline Police, they responded to the area of Thorndike Street at about 2:55 a.m., when the victim said she had been sexually assaulted as she walked home from a friend's house on Commonwealth Avenue in Boston's Allston neighborhood.
According to the victim's attorney, she told police that an unknown man, later identified by police as Suazo-Martinez, approached her in the area of 1202 Commonwealth Ave.and started to make conversation. She declined to engage in conversation, police said.
The victim said the suspect then took her phone and keys. She said she continued to walk towards her home when Suazo-Martinez allegedly pulled her into the alley.
Authorities said thinking she was going to be raped, the victim told Suazo-Martinez, "I live close by. Let's move to my apartment."
When they got there, the suspect was greeted by her roommates who took a photo of him before he took off. That photo is how police were able to track him down.
He was located in the area of Brighton Avenue and Harvard Street at about 3:19 a.m. Saturday.
Three Brookline police officers testified at the dangerousness hearing Wednesday and were among the first to respond to the incident Saturday.
“The male party grabbed her, pulled her down the alleyway, put his hands around her throat and started to kiss her,” Brookline Police officer Christopher Elcock said. “At that time, she described feeling like she was going to be raped and she might even be killed.”
Family members told NBC10 Boston Suazo-Martinez is originally from Honduras and in the country illegally. They said they can't believe what he's accused of doing.
"Mainor is a good person," said his aunt Olga Suazo. "He's a good boy. He's working."
There is no set date for when Suazo-Martinez will face the child rape charges in Brighton. His next court date in Brookline is for a probable cause hearing on Nov. 13.